The Infamous Atari Landfill Dig Is Finally Happening

Come April 26, 2014, one of gaming's greatest mysteries will finally be solved. Or maybe it will just be get even more convoluted and confusing. In either case, that is the official date Microsoft just announced for when someone is finally going to break ground on the infamous New Mexico landfill that's allegedly… » 4/10/14 12:30pm 4/10/14 12:30pm

Ten Stolen Controllers, Xbox 420, and One Yellow Bicycle

Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, sometimes tragic. Games and consoles are currency, objects of dispute, sometimes even weapons themselves. Kotaku's Police Blotter is here to round up the latest in games crime. » 7/08/13 4:30pm 7/08/13 4:30pm

Police Blotter: Knock-Knock. Who's There? Bang.

Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, sometimes tragic. Games and consoles are currency, objects of dispute, sometimes even weapons themselves. Kotaku's Police Blotter is here to round up the latest in games crime. » 6/09/13 3:00pm 6/09/13 3:00pm

Someone's Going to Dig Up Atari's Infamous New Mexico Landfill

Alamogordo's city council has granted an excavation permit for the infamous landfill said to hold thousands of copies of E.T. and Pac-Man for the Atari 2600—two titles blamed for the mid-1980s crash of console gaming—and yes, the permit-holder is digging out the site specifically to find those games' remains. » 6/01/13 12:00pm 6/01/13 12:00pm

Five Years Later, Mom in Warcraft Neglect Death Goes to Prison

It took five years, but a woman who played World of Warcraft day after day as her three-year-old daughter wasted away, dying of malnutrition and dehydration, is headed to prison. Rebecca Colleen Christie of Las Cruces, New Mexico was sentenced to 25 years in prison yesterday. » 6/03/11 11:30pm 6/03/11 11:30pm

Pissed-Off Parents Find Math Game Too Violent for School

An action-packed math game students enjoy playing is a little too fun for some parents of the Albuquerque schools, one of whom went as far as accusing it of fostering video games addiction. » 6/07/10 9:30pm 6/07/10 9:30pm